CANAL FULTON Ohio – Skipco Auto Auction, (SAA) recently sold nearly $500,000 in famous movie vehicles that were a part of a U.S. Marshals forfeiture stemming from a $43 million Medicaid fraud case in Youngston.
“The cars were seized as ill-gotten gains” and forfeited in the criminal cases said Janet Duncan, district asset forfeiture coordinator with the Marshals’ Cleveland office. The U.S. Marshal service sold a total of 15 vehicles for over $750,000.
The auction had over 870 registered bidders online and in the lanes to bid on the “Ghostbusters” Ectomobile, Batman’s “Batmobile” and the “Back to the Future” DeLorean time machine. Each of the vehicles had over 200 bids with the “Ghostbusters vehicle selling for $200,000, the “Batmobile for $171,000 and the DeLorean for $111,000. All three vehicles were bought by the same out-of-state buyer.
Many movie car enthusiasts showed up early to view the vehicles. There were people from all over the country that attended with over 15 states represented in the lanes.
Skipco Auto Auction’s general manager Keith Blowers stated “it was an exciting day for the attendees and the employees of Skipco. We have been waiting to the sell these vehicles and to have it go off as well as it did, made me enormously proud of our team.” He went on to say, “it was also great to see the enjoyment of buyers taking pictures with all their favorite movie vehicles.”
About Skipco Auto Auction
Skipco Auto Auction was founded in 1978 by Robert H Blowers and is Ohio’s premier auto auction with Saturday sales open to automotive retailers. The auction offers 500 units weekly across 4 simultaneous lanes. In addition to cars and trucks, the sale also auctions motorcycles, ATVs, boats, camper, RVs, and powersports equipment. Full reconditioning and mechanical facilities, in house transportation and trucking services, AutoIMS, and full integrated on-line capabilities. Please visit their website for more information, www.skipco.com.